Ann Munson Steines declared in the seventh grade that she was going to be a lawyer when she grew up—and never looked back. In this episode of GCs in the House, Ann chats with Lina Guo about her journey into the law and how she built her expertise and grew as a lawyer and strategic advisor to the business.
Ann Munson Steines is the Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nordstrom. Ann is accountable for Nordstrom’s risk management strategies and policies and provides strategic counsel on legal, risk, business and operational matters.
Ann joined Nordstrom from Macy’s, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since 2009. She originally joined Macy’s, Inc. in 1998 as Assistant Counsel, Employment Law, and rose through positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to Macy’s, Ann was a Senior Attorney with the Overnite Transportation Company, a subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation. She began her legal career with Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1990 and then practiced law with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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